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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Welcomes Two More Characters… And Rocket Launchers

By Spencer . June 4, 2009 . 2:40pm

In addition to Ryu and Ayane, Rachel from Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Momiji from Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword will also be playable in Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2.

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Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Gets Stateside Release This Fall

By Spencer . March 19, 2009 . 2:33am

Tecmo confirmed their not-so-secret announcement is Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. The publisher plans to release the game in two territories this fall: Japan and North America. Even though Tecmo doesn’t have a European branch Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 will arrive in PAL regions too via an unnamed publisher. Hello, Ubisoft?   Compared to the Xbox […]

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PS3 Gets Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 This Fall

By Spencer . March 17, 2009 . 1:53am

Speaking of ninja’s… Tecmo’s teaser announcement coming this week just might be about Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2. Early scans of Famitsu announced the title which is currently on the Xbox 360. Microsoft handled publishing and distribution deals for Ninja Gaiden 2 outside of Japan.   Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 expands on the last year’s release […]

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Koei And Tecmo Merging On April 1, 2009

By Spencer . November 18, 2008 . 12:43am

This isn’t an early April Fool’s Joke. Koei and Tecmo’s discussions have been well received by both companies. In the next fiscal year the two companies will be under the same financial roof. The two publishers will link up to form a holding company structure which will own both companies. Koei stock will be transferred […]

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Ninja Gaiden II costume packs bleed money

By Spencer . July 2, 2008 . 11:05am

The Ninja Gaiden II costumes caught my attention since they were originally going to be part of a launch day or pre-order promotion. When Ninja Gaiden II launched, the costume promotion was a forgotten memory. Suddenly, three of them are on the Xbox Live Marketplace including the Dark Fiend armor which was supposed to be […]

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Ninja Gaiden 2 demo puts the scythe in your hands

By Spencer . May 30, 2008 . 4:00am

Japan is the first and only region in the world with a downloadable Ninja Gaiden 2 demo at this time. If you have a gold Xbox Live account registered in Japan you can give Ryu’s scythe a swing. If not you have to wait a week until it’s available for silver menus, but by that […]

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Ask a Ninja used to promote Ninja Gaiden II

By Spencer . May 15, 2008 . 6:29am

It’s common to see companies use celebrities for product promotion. Video game publishers do it all of the time. Tecmo had Leah Dizon as the face for Ninja Gaiden Sigma in Japan. However, Microsoft is trying a slightly different tactic by using an internet celebrity to promote Ninja Gaiden II. Now on the US Xbox […]

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The Xbox gift box for Japan

By Spencer . May 14, 2008 . 4:44am

Microsoft is looking to pick up 15,000 extra Xbox 360 owners in Japan this June with the lure of an accessory bundle. Beginning June 5th people who pick up an Xbox 360 and one of the games listed below get the cardboard box filled with accessories above. The value of the wired controller, headset and […]

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Even killer ninjas like to play dress up

By Spencer . May 8, 2008 . 3:42pm

Microsoft is pushing Ninja Gaiden II with virtual goods, namely the pictured Dark Fiend costume above. This promotional item will be given out exclusively to selected countries (note: no countries have been announced) and is limited to 39,000 units on launch day. No details have been announced, but it sounds like some people will get […]

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Tecmo teases with downloadable Ninja Gaiden content

By Spencer . March 26, 2008 . 10:32pm

Quick update: Vengeance is coming, so are Xbox Live Marketplace downloads starting on April 15th. A demo is scheduled to come to North America (and probably other regions) in May.

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Ninja Gaiden 2 dated around the world

By Spencer . February 25, 2008 . 10:06am

While we’re on the subject of release dates Ninja Gaiden 2 will be arriving in Japan on June 5, two days after the North American release. Considering how that’s a Thursday and typically games are released there on Thursdays it’s shouldn’t be thought of as a delay. Asia regions (i.e. Hong Kong, Korea and Singapore) […]

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Liveblogging the Microsoft GDC keynote

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 10:25am

Just got in to the Microsoft keynote and I walked in the same tim as Reggie Fils-Aime. Nothing to report yet other than the photo. Check back for updates in a few minutes.   This morning 1,000,000,000 (one billion) Xbox Live achievements have been unlocked. Over $250 millions spent on online content.   @10:40 – […]

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Ninja Gaiden Black sneaks on the Xbox Classics list

By Spencer . February 5, 2008 . 2:07pm

Ninja Gaiden is retired from the Xbox Originals digital download service. Long live Ninja Gaiden Black. It arrives on February 11 for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), the same price Ninja Gaiden sold for when it debuted with the Xbox Originals service. A bit of a bummer since Ninja Gaiden Black includes extra content like two […]

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Ryu returns in March, Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword dated

By Spencer . December 20, 2007 . 12:42pm

Get your sword stylus ready, Tecmo plans to release Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword this March in North America. The stylus slashing control sounds unusual, but it’s fairly intuitive. You tap enemies to throw shuriken and draw lines to emulate sword swings. I gave Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword a spin months ago a TGS and the […]

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Watch – Ninja Gaiden 2 extended trailer

By Spencer . December 19, 2007 . 9:19pm

I was going to post an embedded video here, but the longer cut of the Day of Ninja trailer is something you should see in full screen. It starts with Ryu attacking enemies by bouncing on walls and later he brutally battles a spider-like monster. For better or worse there is a lot of blood […]